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Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal faces no penalties by resigning

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal faces no penalties by resigningNORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington. But the pope's gentle words and lack of condemnation angered those who feel top Catholic leaders continue to shirk responsibility for the global crisis.



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Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouse

Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouseFour people have been injured and taken to the hospital including a reported police officer in Pennsylvania after a gunman opened fire at a district judge’s office, several local reports indicate. The shooting occurred sometime after 2pm local time in Masontown, Pennsylvania, and the Fayette County coroner has been called to the scene, an employee at that office has confirmed. Two of the victims were airlifted to JW Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia after the shooting, and one was taken to that hospital through emergency ground transportation.



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Pennsylvania explosion: Evacuations and destroyed homes near Pittsburgh after huge gas line blast

Pennsylvania explosion: Evacuations and destroyed homes near Pittsburgh after huge gas line blastResidents have been forced to evacuate after a gas line explosion outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania destroyed buildings amid massive flames. There have been no reported injuries as yet but the 5 am explosion and fire affected the approximately 30 homes within a half-mile radius. The line is operated by a company called Energy Transfer in Center Township, a suburb approximately 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.



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Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says

Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says(Reuters) – The Vatican knew of a cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania through secret archives that bishops in the state shared with church leaders in Rome, the state’s attorney general Josh Shapiro said on Tuesday. Shapiro first made the allegations against the Vatican during an Aug. 14 news conference to unveil a report on a two-year investigation into how Catholic clergymen in the state allegedly groomed and sexually abused children.



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Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?

Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's top prosecutor is an exception, saying she is exploring teaming up with the local district attorneys.



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Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report

Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse ReportPennsylvania's newly released grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse



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Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says

Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman SaysAs Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury's shocking



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Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: ReportPennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results



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Pennsylvania Releases Damning Report On Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

Pennsylvania Releases Damning Report On Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse ScandalPennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results



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BREAKING: Freight train derailment suspends inbound and outbound light rail service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BREAKING: Freight train derailment suspends inbound and outbound light rail service in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA Norfolk Southern freight train derailed sending train cars crashing onto the light rail tracks below at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.



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